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A Brief Overview of Surgical Treatment for Gynecomastia

Among the Plastic Surgery options for men offered at my practice, one of the most popular treatments includes contouring of the chest region. Gynecomastia, or male breast tissue development, can occur for many reasons, including genetics, hormonal imbalances, excessive use of marijuana, and other rare situations related to overproduction of […]

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Can CoolSculpting® Be Used to Treat Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia, which is a common condition characterized by excess male breast tissue, can cause embarrassment or self-consciousness in men of all ages. Although this is often a normal phenomenon, gynecomastia can negatively interfere with the quality of life for men, making them uncomfortable removing their shirts when swimming, at the […]

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Plastic Surgery for Men

Is Plastic Surgery for men too?  OF COURSE. We all want to look and feel our best, regardless of whether we are men or women (or somewhere in between – which is a reality in San Francisco!). Although the majority of Plastic Surgery patients in most practices are women, and we […]

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Plastic Surgery Myth #10: It’s Just for Women

Is Plastic Surgery for the ladies only?  Absolutely not!  MEN want to look and feel their absolute best just as much as women.   Maintaining a healthy, firm and athletic physique is important for men, as they continue to feel vital and youthful as they age. Men’s bodies and faces […]

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Plastic Surgery Myth #3: You’ll have unsightly scars

 It’s true, the reality is that Plastic Surgery does involve the creation of SCARS. However, the location, length, number and quality of scars is extremely important and one that my practice pays VERY close attention to.  Whether you are considering a procedure on the face, breasts or body, scarring is […]

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Plastic Surgery Myth #2: It’s too expensive

Is Plastic Surgery really ONLY for the rich and famous?  Is it really THAT expensive?  NO!!! They myth that most Plastic Surgery procedures are extremely expensive and out of the question for the average person is actually quite the opposite. Most of my patients are not wealthy ‘Housewives of the […]

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Plastic Surgery MYTHS! A series of 10 common misconceptions, debunked

The following are common myths and misconceptions about Plastic Surgery.  We will look at each one, helping to educate about what Plastic Surgery IS and ISN’T, letting you in on realities about “cosmetic medicine”, and the history of complex reconstructive surgery that established Plastic Surgery as a unique specialty within the […]

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San Francisco Plastic Surgeon Discusses The Benefits Of Different Liposuction Techniques

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Dr. Karen Horton examines the benefits and outlines the candidacy requirements for standard liposuction and ultrasonic liposuction techniques. San Francisco, CA – At her private practice, San Francisco Plastic Surgeon Karen M. Horton, M.D. carefully evaluates each of her patients considering liposuction to determine their candidacy. She also uses this […]

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Overview of Liposuction Techniques

Liposuction is truly a wonderful technique! There is nothing that can match what liposuction can achieve: the permanent removal of fat cells in specific areas of the body where it is stubbornly stored, such as the abdomen, hips, inner or outer thighs, neck and “flanks” (also known as the “muffin […]

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Dr. Karen M. Horton, M.D. - Plastic Surgery, Physicians & Surgeons - Medical-M.D., San Francisco, CA